It’s finally christmas! No snow or anything like that in DK, but I am finally united with my IC-765 and so I am very happy.
Today, OZ9SJ posted an IC-765 for sale on brugtgrej.dk, a site for trading second hand equipment for hams. The price is rather high, approximately 1100 euros, but the radio did only have one owner and is claimed to be in mint condition, both from a functional and cosmetical point of view. It even comes with 19″ rack mounts.
Today I finished section 4 containing the VFO mixer and frequency counter read out. This is also where the ready built DDS comes into the picture.
Just finishedsections 1, 2, and 3 of the build process and so far everything has checked out well!
Today I’ll start building the Sparrow. The kit arrived by mail some 7 days after I ordered and payed for it, so I am quite satisfied with my shopping at QRP Shop so far.
After a trip to a local do-it-yourself centre to get some new U-bolts, the antenna is finally up again.
I tried to be careful in adjusting the lengths of the tuneable elements to be as accurate as possible but, apperantly, I did not succeed very well.
I just arrived in Høm and the new base element for the DX-88 looks good.
I found out that Hy-Gain sells the base element separately! Maybe many other people have been having the same problem as me. Anyway, I ordered one right away via Norad for something like 70 Euros.
I have now gone through the antenna to check what condition it is in. The bottom section is very bad and there are lots of things to be done before this antenna can do me any good.
It is spring, the sun is shining in Denmark and I am on vacation. It’s time to clean the DX-88 and put it up.